Corpse in Barbed Wire, Flanders
Leiche im Drahtverhau, Flandern
No. 16 from the portfolio Der Krieg (War)

Otto Dix, German, 1891 - 1969. Printed by O. Felsing. Published by Verlag Karl Nierendorf, Berlin.

Date:
1924

Medium:
Etching and spit-bite aquatint with scraping and burnishing

Dimensions:
Plate: 11 1/2 x 9 7/16 inches (29.2 x 24 cm) Sheet: 13 15/16 x 10 11/16 inches (35.4 x 27.1 cm)

Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1961-211-3

Credit Line:
Gift of Carl Zigrosser, 1961

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Based on his observations as a German soldier during World War I, Dix made a portfolio of fifty etchings recounting elements of modern warfare like trench combat, poison gas, and air bombing. His distortions expressively capture the unreal horrors of war. Dix exploited the corrosive properties of etching, combining rough line work with multiple layers of aquatint in Corpse in Barbed Wire, Flanders to emphasize the violence and decay that accompany war.